Fixtures at the Premier League's bigger clubs are "bonus games" for Leicester City, according to manager Nigel Pearson.
Atletico Madrid eased to a 3-1 La Liga win over Eibar on Saturday, producing an immediate response to their Copa del Rey disappointment.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for Daniel Sturridge after he marked his return from injury with a goal on Saturday.
QPR have plenty to be happy with according to Harry Redknapp despite an 11th successive defeat away from home in the Premier League.
FA Cup heroes Bradford City were pushed all the way on their return to League One action, while MK Dons won big.
Manchester United comfortably overcame Leicester City 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, but Louis van Gaal was still unsatisfied.
Jonathan Walters' hat-trick against QPR in the Premier League earned rave reviews from Stoke City boss Mark Hughes.
Democratic Republic of Congo progress to the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final after producing a thrilling fightback to beat Congo 4-2.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed a breakdown in discussions over the signing of Manchester United's Darren Fletcher.
Ross County earned a 1-1 derby draw with Inverness, while St Johnstone's visit to Motherwell and Dundee versus Hamilton ended the same way.
Derby County moved back level with Bournemouth at the top of the Championship following a 2-0 win at Cardiff City on Saturday.
Steve Bruce defended Ahmed Elmohamady over the Egyptian's controversial attempt to score in a "horrible" 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United.
Everton ended Alan Pardew's unbeaten start as Crystal Palace manager after Romelu Lukaku sealed a 1-0 Premier League win at Selhurst Park.
Jonathan Walters' hat-trick gave Stoke City a 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened QPR in the Premier League on Saturday.
Harry Kane netted a double to make it 20 goals for the season as Tottenham brushed West Brom aside 3-0 at The Hawthorns.
Daniel Sturridge marked his return from injury with a goal in Liverpool's 2-0 win over West Ham at Anfield on Saturday.
Manchester United beat Leicester City 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, making amends for their 5-3 defeat earlier in the season.
Real Madrid eased to a 4-1 Liga win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, with Karim Benzema scoring twice for the leaders.
Sunderland got their first glimpse of Jermain Defoe's predatory instincts as he netted in their 2-0 Premier League win over Burnley.
Having allowed Mattia Destro to join Milan, Roma have swiftly reinforced their attacking ranks by signing CSKA Moscow's Seydou Doumbia.